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Resources for Students

  • AccessText: Request files from textbook publishers.
  • Bookshare: An accessible, online library for people with print disabilities. Free membership is offered to U.S. students!
  • Daisy Consortium: A global association of organizations that are commited to creating and promoting accessibile e-books
  • Kurzweil: An educational software that provides literacy support for students. Kurzweil has built in tools for: reading, writing, study skills, and test taking.
  • Learning Ally: An archive of over 80,000 accessible audiobooks. A paid subscription is needed to access the materials - if you are a DSS Student, contact the DSS Office for more info.
  • Read & Write Gold: A literacy software that assists readers and writers in organizing and understanding content.
  • PDFgoHTML: is a free Adobe Acrobat Plug-in that converts PDFs into easy to read HTML.
    The Plug-in offers the features such as:
      • Browser Default: a clean, easy to read version of the document with high contrast.
      • Basic: a clean, easy to read version of the document with a light grey background.
      • Easy Reader: this setting is ideal for tablets, phones, and other devices.
      • Inverted: black background with white text.
      • Low Vision: large text for easy reading.
      • Dyslexia: a special font is used that makes deciphering letters easier to read.
      • Read & Write Gold is a literacy software that assists readers and writers in organizing and understanding content.
      • Bookshare an accessible, online library for people with print disabilities. Free membership is offered to U.S. students!